This is epic! Here’s to a safe return to Earth, scheduled for 10:31 EDT. More below,
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield returns to Earth tonight, ending a five-month shift aboard the International Space Station.
The Sarnia, Ont.-born Hadfield has been aboard the space station 400 km above the Earth since Dec. 21 when he arrived by a Russian Soyez TMA-07M, the same vehicle that will return him down to solid ground in Kazakhstan about 10:31 EDT, ending Expedition 35.
Hadfield, 54, was commander of the $100 billion station – a first for a Canadian – until Sunday when he turned the job over to Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov.